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Tethering: Why It’s Important and Why You Should Do it

with Clay Cook

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  •   01 Class Introduction

    03:37
  •   02 How I got Into Tethering

    02:55

Class duration: 1h 23m

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About The Class

Implement tethering into your workflow

Tethering; it has a stigma of being arduous, annoying and inconvenient. When photographers think of the process, it’s usually followed with a big “sigh” or overbearing anxiety. Yet, most professional photographers can be seen day-in and day-out attached to a laptop or workstation. The world is moving more quickly every day which is decreasing the amount of time photographers have to deliver the final product. The tethering process is a crucial attribute to maintain efficiency and provide a head start on making the impossible deadline, possible. In this exclusive course, editorial and advertising photographer Clay Cook will show why tethering is critical for the modern day clientele and how to successfully and seamlessly implement it into your workflow.


Software Used:  Capture One Pro 11

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    03:37
  2. 02

    How I got Into Tethering

    02:55
  3. 03

    The Advantages of Tethering

    03:38
  4. 04

    Setting Up a Tethering Workstation

    23:06
  5. 05

    Live Demo: Using the Tethering Station

    10:17
  6. 06

    Live Demo: The Tethering Shoot

    39:40

Meet Your Expert

Clay Cook

Photographer Clay Cook has learned the importance of going the extra mile, after a long, arduous run in the music business. As a result, his wisdom, field experience and work ethic has pushed him further into an inspiring career in advertising and editorial photography.

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  • JennMercille

    JennMercille

    April 2018

    I have been wanting to add tethering to my workflow for quite sometime, but it seemed so daunting and expensive. Clay Cook walks you through every tiny detail and tool, in a buildable, step-by-step process. And as an added bonus, watching him shoot with a model was really cool and informative. He brings an inspiring energy with him as an instructor who has worn many hats in the creative industry. I highly recommend this course!

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